Bush Fire Danger period commences

Bushfire danger period commenced August 1st
01st Aug 2023

The Bush Fire Danger Period (BFDP) for the New England/Northern Tablelands Districts commenced on Tuesday August 1st and covers the Local Government Areas (LGA’s) of Armidale, Uralla, Walcha, Glen Innes Severn, Inverell and Tenterfield.
The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) is reminding residents to prepare ahead of summer.
Acting District Manager Matthew McKean said that the region is currently experiencing drier than average weather conditions.
“Residents should know their risk and prepare their properties prior to the start of the BFDP,” Mr McKean said.
“This can be done by removing flammable materials from their yards, clearing leaves from gutters, checking hoses can reach all around the house and where appropriate, and conducting safe hazard reduction activities.”
“Never leave a fire unattended and if a fire does escape, it is essential to call Triple Zero (000) immediately so that emergency services can respond accordingly and minimise the damage.”
Burn notifications are a requirement year-round, from the 1st of August, if you are burning you will also require a Permit prior to commencing your burn.
More information on property preparedness and Information about hazard reduction burning and required notifications is available on the NSW RFS website at:

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